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The Kitchen Announces 2023 Board of Trustees Executive Officers

The Kitchen Announces 2023 Board of Trustees Executive Officers
Ellen Hammock, board president
Ellen Hammock

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Jan. 9, 2023)– The Kitchen announces 2023 Board of Trustees executive officers and new board members. The 2023 officers are:

  • Ellen Hammock, Vice president of provider services at CoxHealth, as board president
  • Rob Fridge, executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer at Drury University, as board vice president
  • Susan Gladden, director of revenue integrity at Citizens Memorial Hospital, as board secretary
  • Kim Tilley, vice president of operations for hospital services at Mercy, as board treasurer.

New board members include Jen Albers, senior managing consultant at FORVIS; Eileen Hamra, co-founder of Fit Together, LLC; Dr. Katie Hoegeman, associate professor at Missouri State University; Danielle Poulson-Jones, director of housing at Evangel University; Deborah Tuck, branch manager at Guaranty Bank; and Austin Williamson, attorney with Rooney McBride & Smith.

About The Kitchen, Inc.

The Kitchen’s mission is to bring stability and purpose to people who are homeless. Dedicated staff, collaboration with community organizations, and community support allow us to end homelessness for families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans. To learn more, visit

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